Motorsports in Action’s Jesse Lazare was fastest overall in the afternoon practice session for Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams at VIRginia International Raceway. Lazare’s lap of 115.243 seconds (102.149 mph) was about one-seventh of a second slower than Trent Hindman in the first session.
In the second session, Lazare’s lap was nearly a quarter of a second faster than KohR Motorsports’ Jack Roush Jr. Co-points leader Dillon Machavern was third quickest, but ran into trouble shortly afterwards. Machavern’s Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR stalled on course, bringing out a red flag so that the car could be removed.
In Street Tuner, Murillo Racing’s Eric Foss picked up the pace in the afternoon. Foss was fastest in ST (14th overall) with a lap of 123.441 seconds (95.365 mph) in his Porsche Cayman.
Foss’ lap was nearly a half-second faster than Rennsport One’s Spencer Pumpelly, who was fastest in the morning. C360R’s Pierre Kleinubing was third fastest, followed by Connor Bloum in Rennsport One’s No. 18 Porsche. MINI JCW Team’s Mat Pombo was fifth fastest.
While the No. 18 Porsche had decent pace, the team ran into trouble late in the session. With Aurora Straus at the wheel, the No. 18 Porsche stalled on course. The red flag was displayed for the second time in the session, ending the festivities early.
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